Getting in the Christmas Spirit

I can’t believe there are only 28 days until Christmas! It doesn’t feel like there’s less than a month left, but I know it will pass by very quickly. It suddenly hit me this weekend, so I’ve been recording every second Christmas movie on tv, preparing for a holiday movie weekend marathon. In the midst of all this, I thought I would share with you some of my holiday favourites.

Great Holiday Movies

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1. Elf

This is hands down the greatest Christmas movie I’ve ever seen, and believe me, I’ve seen a lot. Not only is it set in New York, but the music is great, and it features some of my favourite actors; Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. This is a heartwarming Christmas classic about that highlights the importance of family, love, and the fact that you are never too old to believe in the wonders of Christmas. It’s the perfect movie to cozy up on the couch with a warm blanket and a hot cup of cocoa as the snow falls outside.

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2. Home Alone

This one’s another classic that I can’t go without. It’s a hilarious and clever plot line written by the great John Hughes about a boy who is accidentally left behind when his family goes off on vacation for the holidays. While alone, he has to fend off a nasty burglar duo using creative and amusing tactics. He learns the true meaning of Christmas, even if he is all alone.

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3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

I’m a fan of Chevy Chase, especially in the tv series, Community, and his roles always leave me cracking up by the end. This one’s all about family, as this funny man tries to create the perfect Christmas for his family, but unfortunately fails miserably in his attempts to do so. It’s a classic example of murphy’s law, where anything that can possibly go wrong, will go wrong. It’s just too funny.

Cozy Holiday Recipes

Peppermint Bark (A Taste of Koko)

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Chocolate Marshmallow Pops (White on Rice Couple)

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Chocolaty Melting Snowmen (Better Homes & Gardens)

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Holiday Decorations

DIY Clay Ornaments (A Beautiful Mess)

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Table Setting (Snippet & Ink)

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DIY Advent Calendar (Martha Stewart)

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November 2013 Playlist

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Sorry this one’s a tad late! But hey, better late than never, right? The truth is, I’ve been more dedicated to my december christmas playlist than this one!¬†

I just discovered the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire¬†soundtrack, and it’s AMAZING. I strongly recommend listening to it, I just downloaded it myself! You can find it on iTunes here. It literally just came out yesterday. I put in a few songs from the playlist (6, 13, 20) but there are so many more that are totally listen worthy!

Until next time!

Free People November 2013 Lookbook

 

 

It’s that time again! The Free People November catalog just came out and it’s so perfect! I love how they incorporated the elements of the earth into fashion! Typical Free People, I must say. They always think out of the bohemian box. I especially love Karlie Kloss’s feature in the Water section! That has to be my favorite element of this catalog. That, and fire, of course, given the fact that I love warmth in the wintertime! I feel like this is going to be a new monthly tradition on the blog. I mean, I think I’ve already been doing this for at least the sat few months. Hope you all like it!

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{all photos via Free People}